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Concert Rehearsal at the Bolshoi

This is one thing I love about winter in Moscow; about my job; about life here. The auditorium glows red velvet and gold-encrusted balconies like a cavern filled with the czar’s lost imperial treasure. Leaning over the baulstrade, our faces … Continue reading

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Modern Rustic

I’ve been having vivid dreams about decorating lately – nesting is on the brain! I love thinking about interior design – colors, furniture, room arrangement and different ways to make your house feel like a warm, inviting, practical home. Economist … Continue reading

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Moscow flea market

Look at this beautiful painting I found at a Moscow flea market the other day! I went with a few girlfriends from church. It was so fun to walk the long aisles of people selling old stuff from their apartments … Continue reading

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Photography, fear, film and inspiration…

The hardest thing for me about taking pictures is that I’m usually embarrassed to do it. It feels like intruding to take out my huge camera and poke it into people’s faces and daily lives. It’s especially intimidating in Russia … Continue reading

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Paris Fashion

There were lots of stereotypes about Paris I didn’t expect to be true, but actually, most of them were. Paris at night along the Seine WAS romantic, people were wearing stripes, the waiters were rude, and we even saw mimes. … Continue reading

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Black Russian Spring

  The Rooks Have Returned by Alexey Savrasov It’s economist husband and I’s favorite season – the best time of the year. Russia really is the choice place to appreciate spring in all its glory – melting snow, sunshine, longer … Continue reading

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Brenda Ueland – “If You Want to Write”

Maybe it’s just the timing, but I really, really liked this book. Brenda Ueland’s advice on work, art, independence, talent, inspiration, confidence and the creative process is so practical for me as I try to figure out what it means … Continue reading

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